The local shelter is close to cat capacity.
There are more than 70 kittens and cats at the Moose Jaw Humane Society and the cats are from ages six weeks to adulthood and several senior felines.
Karla Pratt, fundraising and promotions co-ordinator at the shelter, said there are three communal cat rooms and many cat cages. All of those rooms and cages are full.
“We have a number of cats that are sharing cages for a number of different reasons,” said Pratt. “Sometimes they’ve come in together. Sometimes they’ve been unhappy by themselves so we pair them up with a friend, but it is making things a little bit more difficult for us at the shelter.”
She said the vast majority of the cats are unclaimed strays. Less than five per cent of the stray cats that come in to the shelter are claimed by their owners. Pratt said the ideal solution is to find more foster homes, suitable farm homes for semi-feral cats and forever homes for as many of the cats as possible before the situation gets any worse.
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.